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Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

The Media's Cain Mutiny
Huffington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

What I do know is that settlements of law suits including those alleging sexual harassment are not evidence of anything. Law suits are settled everyday because of the embarrassment a trial may bring and the expense of defending. ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Tax Rules Allow an Array of Givers to Be More Generous
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

IF you, like most charitably inclined people, wish you could afford to give more, the good news is that you probably can, simply by taking advantage of the tax code's provisions that effectively make Uncle Sam your partner in giving. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Tax-Cheat Contractors Stay in US Lawmaker Sights After Repeal
BloombergNovember 1, 2011

When he chaired the Senate Finance Committee in 2006, Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, helped create the withholding requirement to clamp down on tax evasion in the contracting ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit: Clinton schools' financial statements misleading
Utica Observer DispatchNovember 1, 2011

The goal, Elgren said, is to get the district's savings up to the four percent of total budget allowed by law. The district's 2011-12 budget is $22.6 million. “That's our annual goal, to get to that point. To get that picture of financial strength,” ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Cleveland lawyer Leslie 'Les' Jacobs pleads guilty to federal tax charge
Plain Dealer (blog)November 2, 2011

Jacobs is a Harvard Law School graduate and the former president of the Ohio State Bar Association. He was recently named the 2012 Cleveland Litigation-Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America publication. He previously served as one ...more »

Property Taxes
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State tax code pokes Facebook
The Register-GuardNovember 1, 2011

Confusion arose when the state Department of Revenue asserted that Facebook is a utility company because it's involved in the communications business, and its taxes should therefore be assessed by the state under a different section of the tax code. ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Personal income tax considered too high
TuoitrenewsNovember 9, 2011

The current personal income tax is too high while the exemption is inconsiderable, said an evaluation conducted by the Vietnam Tax Consultants' Association (VTCA). At the meeting to collect feedback on the amendment of the personal income tax law held ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Proposed tax districts on ballot for Nov. 8
Houston ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

If approved, the districts would begin collecting a new "sales and use" tax at a rate of 1 percent of the total sales price for any transaction conducted within the districts' boundaries. The resulting revenues would be used primarily for construction, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Incline Village: Blazing the Trail for Property Tax Revolts
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 1, 2011

Washoe County officials point to a 1981 change in state tax law that let county assessors use their own techniques to value homes rather than relying strictly on market values. “It kind of put all county assessors in the state in a bit of a no-man's ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Builder sentenced for tax evasion
New Zealand HeraldNovember 6, 2011

An Auckland-based builder has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of 23 charges of tax evasion. Mate Jukich, 42, appeared in the Auckland District Court for sentencing on three charges of knowingly providing ...more »

International Taxation
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China's Legal Performance Art
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

He was held 81 days without his family being informed of his location, in contravention of Criminal Procedure Law. His supporters have been threatened by police. This time, the hearings on supposed tax evasion were held behind closed doors, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Reznick Group Appoints Five New Principals
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

Rick Suid, CPA -- Atlanta Office Suid has 14 years of experience with a concentration on serving the audit and business advisory needs of clients in the real estate industry. His clients include residential and commercial real estate developers, ...more »


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